The advanced Maltego/ Social Links training program will teach participants a systematical, methodological approach to design, setup, and conduct investigations through open sources. We will show a practical, hands-on training that will give the students all the skills and tools they need to do an effective Open Source Intelligence research and analysis achieving good, reliable results. Participants will return home with all the abilities they need to execute a correct Internet Search by using Maltego (Paterva) and Social Links.
The use of Maltego/Social Links is of absolute importance for all the professionals who use open sources to carry on investigations and especially for journalists as they more than others need to get the “big picture” hidden in certain details.
Investigative Journalism requires in-depth investigations capable of dealing with a complex universe of facts and events. Therefore a software that can piece together all these details as crucial importance to investigative journalists that are required to discover hidden scenario and occult wrongdoings.
Social Links in particular is one of the most advanced software available for the SOCMINT world which is extremely important nowadays as Facebook Graph has been shut down and there other high-performance software platforms with affordable prices that allows journalists and digital investigators to perform Facebook Investigations.
Topics (Day 2)
- Using Social Link to investigate Facebook profiles
- Using Social Links to Investigate Twitter profiles
- Incorporating Graph Queries in Maltego Through Scraping
- Incorporating Twitter manual queries in Maltego Through Scraping
- How to get companies information around the world by using Social Links
- Maltego as Personal Search Engine
- Profiling people and organizations
In 2019 we offer 2-day workshops for the first time. On the one hand for participants who want to deal with the topics intensively and on the other hand for attendees of our workshops in the past three years who want to update and deepen their knowledge.
All the slides will be made accessible through an eLearning website along with handbook, reference sheets, bookmarks, and online resources.
The course will be taught in a practical way to make sure that students understand how to apply the theory in practice. At the end of each module will be performed live exercises in order to allow participants to see the real thing.
During the program will be discussed the following topics: Domain Name Intelligence, queries building, email tracking, personal digital security, the Investigative Dashboard, Maltego and Social Links entities and transforms.
Who Should Take this Course
The techniques and methodology explained during this course apply to almost anyone interested in gathering information and gaining intelligence through the Internet. People belonging to these sectors will benefit greatly:
- Online Investigators
- Risk Management Professionals
- Corporate Investigators
- Diplomatic staff and foreign affairs professionals
It is mandatory to attend the Maltego Training before to attend this course.
Basic knowledge of Information Technology and attitude to the use of IT tools.
What Students Should Bring
Students must come with a laptop configured with the following software:
- Google Chrome (latest version)
- Firefox (latest version)
- Microsoft Office or equivalent software (Open Office)
What Students Will Be Provided With
All the slides will be made accessible through an eLearning website along with handbook, reference sheets, bookmarks, and online resources:
- Powerpoint slides
- Maltego XL (15 days License)
- Social Links (15 days license)
Leonida Reitano is the founder and Chairman of the Italian Association of Investigative Journalism (AGI). An expert on personal digital security and Open Source Intelligence he wrote "Esplorare Internet" the first Italian handbook on Open Source Intelligence. As chairman of the organization, he taught several courses in investigative journalism, computer security, open source intelligence, investigative techniques.
Along with other journalists, he won the Best International Crime Report (BIOCR) for the investigation Toxic Europe: the first Italian Investigation made by using Open Source Intelligence Techniques.
He has trained hundreds of individuals: police officers, corporate investigators, intelligence analysts, fraud analysts, journalists, private investigators. Among the companies which employees he trained there are: Kroll, Unicredit, Agusta-Westland, Admiral Group, ACFE, RCS Mediagroup and the Counterterrorism branch of the Italian National Police. He has also taught many college courses related to Personal Digital Security, OSINT, and Data Journalism and he has been invited as a speaker on several national and international conferences
His book, "Esplorare Internet" has been a top seller in Italy and has been used as hadbook by several public and private organizations.
Leonida Reitano is also a certified instructor for Social Links.